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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Sri Lanka

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

To save on the cost of your flight from South Africa to Sri Lanka, book at least 18 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R12 079 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R12 810.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Sri Lanka. Flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa in May are about R11 800 on average during May, but can be found for as low as R7 708.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka in January, February 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Sri Lanka flights in January, February
24 Jan - 31 Jan
R24 006pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jan - 31 Jan
R27 098pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jan - 30 Jan
R30 084pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Sri Lanka 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa found for this year
30 May - 3 Jun
R11 394pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30 May - 3 Jun
R11 409pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30 May - 2 Jun
R11 607pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka

Late deals on return flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa, departing today and this week
24 Jan - 31 Jan
R24 006pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jan - 31 Jan
R27 098pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jan - 30 Jan
R30 084pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka
7:20 - 19:45
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
32h 55m
JNB - CMB
Cathay Pacific
R6 825
DreamWorldTravel
14:10 - 11:00
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
41h 20m
JNB - CMB
Turkish Airlines
R7 221
DreamWorldTravel
6:15 - 11:00
Etihad Airways
1 stop
25h 15m
JNB - CMB
Etihad Airways
R7 815
DreamWorldTravel

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From South Africa to Sri Lanka

Can I find flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R12 186 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R12 186. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R11 394, but on average you can expect to pay R12 673.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R10 663 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R24 372?

There are currently 8+ open flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka within the next 7 days for less than R24 372.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl or Port Elizabeth - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, Cape Town Intl - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is the most popular route from South Africa to Sri Lanka.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

The cheapest flight price from South Africa to Sri Lanka is R6 854. On average you can expect to pay R9 073. The most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl), can usually be booked for R11 394.

How long does is the flight from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

For as low as R12 796, Qatar Airways can have you in Sri Lanka from South Africa in 16h. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka from R11 394 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Emirates, from R11 608, and Singapore Airlines, from R15 553.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Cathay Pacific, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R6 825. However, be on the lookout for offers from Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways, as they are both options that can get you from South Africa to Sri Lanka for a low price.

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Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from South Africa to Sri Lanka
Today's exchange rate
R1 = Rs 12,57

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing

Bentota River (BJT)
Batticaloa (BTC)
Dikwella Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
Sigiriya (GIU)
Hambantota Mattala Rajapaksa Int'l (HRI)
Koggala (KCT)

Top 7 airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Sri Lanka choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jet Airways
R636 R675 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Etihad Airways
R551 R780 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R666 R850 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
R846 R905 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R730 R916 No cancel fee 75%
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SriLankan Airlines
R768 R918 No cancel fee 68%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by SriLankan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qatar Airways
R672 R920 No cancel fee 68%
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